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    How Storyboards Inspired The Creative Style of Avatar Secrets

    Mar 17, 2014 1:20pm | by Ramona Pringle

    During the pre-production phase of Avatar Secrets, our first creative challenge was to create a virtual world, and Ramona’s avatar character, Tristanova. While inspired by the fantasy worlds of online games, we decided to create something fresh — a world that referenced the scope and terrain of sprawling video games, and spoke to the blurred […]

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    Shattering Glass Sequence

    Mar 17, 2014 1:15pm | by Ramona Pringle

    If you’ve seen the trailer for Avatar Secrets, you might just remember the sequence where the illustrated version of Ramona reaches out to touch her reflection and the glass shatters. This follows a transition from footage to illustration and provides an introduction to the idea of parallel realities and identities. Ramona’s life from before shatters. […]

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    From Storyboard To Finished Product: Rotoscoping Effect

    Mar 17, 2014 1:05pm | by Ramona Pringle

    While many of the real world scenes in Avatar Secrets are illustrated, others are photographic. To transition between the two styles, we incorporated a rotoscoping effect, where the footage is “traced over, ” creating an illustration that matches the frame for a smooth transition between media. Some scenes were drawn to match existing documentary footage […]